It was borderline too hot for spray painting this weekend (the cutoff is about 90 degrees), but that didn't stop me from doing a quick little project!
Back when we got married, I found this ring holder at GoodWill for like, a dollar. The idea was to put it in the kitchen for when I washed the dishes. Well, it turns out that I just shove 95% of things into the dishwasher and thus, never need to use the ring holder. It just sits there, sad and alone.
Fast-forward three years and now I need the poor neglected thing in the bathroom. We switched over to Dr. Bronner's hand soap a few weeks ago and WOW does it leave a lot of residue on my jewelry. (Maybe we don't water it down enough? I don't know.) So now I have to train myself to take those rings off after all.
Here's how it was before. Nothing inherently wrong with it, but it just sort of faded away into the background. The more I thought about it, the more it needed a makeover.
This sunshine-y color is called Bright Idea, and I just love it. I've only used it for one other project (an old candelabra!), but I think it needs to be a mainstay for the new house. I've learned my lesson about spraying on hot days, though. The paint almost didn't set because it was so warm, but I rushed it inside and stuck it in front of a fan for a few hours. That seemed to do the trick, but next time I'm waiting until the sun goes down.
The paint makes all the difference. The original crystal was pretty, but not really my style. This is much better. Bonus: I already owned the paint and the ring holder, so this project was F-R-E-E.
What were you up to this weekend? Anybody else do some painting, spray or otherwise? Or perhaps you saw a movie? We saw Brave yesterday (it was cute, solid B+) and now I'm trying to figure out when I can go back to see Abe Lincoln and his vampire slaying skillz.
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